Market Analysis for Aug 3rd, 2005

Heading into the final hour of trading today, the e-SPU appears to have pivoted off of a marginal new high at 1248.50 and is heading for another visit of this AM's low at 1242.25 (as we were expecting). If such a scenario unfolds during the final hour of trading, then a break below 1242.25 should trigger additional weakness that will carry through for most of Thursday, ahead of Fri.'s Employment Report. As of this moment, we need to see the e-SPU break 1242.25 to confirm that a significant micro peak has been established. Otherwise, there will be more noise and voliatility in and around 1246-1249. MJP 08/03/05 2:50 PM ET 1245.50

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